Sunday, August 09, 2009

Opening Night!

At long last....a year in the making....a collaberation of artists and friends...and the twelve of us present our work in a featured show at Sixth Street Gallery in Vancouver, WA. The last week has gone by in a blur as we hung our work, completed the finishing touches and gathered for the First Friday celebration on a warm August night. And we were not disappointed! The turnout was substantial and we were delighted to watch and listen to the crowd's reaction to our work.
Andrew flew in from New Jersey and joined us...Judi, Suzie, Cynthia, Traci, Paula and the reception. Sadly, Z'Anne's truck broke down before the show and was unable to join us, although she spent hours with me hanging the show. Tracie Lyn and Mary Lin were at Art Unraveled. and Bee and Glenny were with us in heart, although unable to travel to the reception.

The sign was out to welcome everyone to the gallery. Food and wine were served to the guests. And the fiber show on the other side of the gallery was beautiful to behold. After weeks of terrible heat, the weather gods cooled things down quite a bit to make walking pleasant, as folks toured the galleries.

There is a glass gallery to the east of Sixth Street Gallery that made art from the old corner clock at Main and Sixth Streets.

And the crowds began to gather around the artists demonstrations right at 5 pm.

The wall, with all of our creations, looked magnificent. The diversity of art caught everyone's eyes.

And congratulations to Suzie, who was the first to sell one of her pieces from the show!!!!

Judi and her husband joined us. Judi who stayed for all nine hours it took us to hang the show.

And Andrew who flew to our show clear from New Jersey whose twelve piece centerpiece drew much praise and attention.

And Cynthia, whose beautiful flowers graced the gallery on opening night!

Thank you all for a wonderful journey through nature over the last year. The experience has been incredible and I am honored to have been a part of it!!!


Tory Brokenshire said...

Jan it looks WONDERFUL I'm sorry I couldn't be there.I will make it up to see the show soon. You all did such nice work, congratulations.

Paula McNamee said...

Jan, thanks for making the Nature Gathered show a success. I know you put a lot of time and effort into organizing our group and hanging the show. For anyone who hasn't seen the show, it's worth visiting the Sixth Street Gallery during the month of August to see it in person.